[LINK] Sort of OT: the downside of the GUI...

Richard Chirgwin rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Mon Oct 20 08:01:21 EST 2008


Kim Holburn wrote:
> Couldn't you find a CAD program that could accept some kind of text- 
> based input, XML for example?
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(Aside; Sylvano, thanks for your input as well!)

Kim - I guess with patience and Google I'll find some such beastie in
the OS world. Here's hoping...

RC
> On 2008/Oct/19, at 9:11 AM, Richard Chirgwin wrote:
>
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>> ...which in my current life as a Linux user looking at CAD is that in
>> some apps, GUIs impose the wrong way of working on a person who thinks
>> in text.
>>
>> Now, for a trained CAD person I'm sure that visual CAD is just the  
>> bees'
>> knees. For someone who thinks in text, it's a boring, slow and
>> inaccurate process.
>>
>> Now, if I were merely asked to key in the dimensions of blocks (I'm
>> interested in Timbercrete, Google it), the mortar thickness, the
>> incremental benchmarks, the number of courses, the dimensions of  
>> walls /
>> doors / windows - then I could type the instructions in 30 minutes.  
>> I'm
>> a really fast typist ...
>>
>> Whereas crawling along with a mouse in a GUI-based CAD is just  
>> painful.
>> Is there such a thing as a text-mode designer in which I can skip the
>> rendering until I'm ready?
>>
>> Cheers all,
>> Richard C
>>
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